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A Global Effort: World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center for New and Emerging Zoonoses

July 23, 2004Bruno B. Chomel
As a professor of zoonoses and public health in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, Bruno B. Chomel studies the spread of diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people.

On behalf of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Chomel represents the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center for New and Emerging Zoonoses.

The WHO/PAHO Web site describes the center's objectives, provides a selection of slide presentations on diseases of multiple species, links visitors to other institutions dealing with emerging zoonoses, and a displays a list of selected faculty-written publications.

Through the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Master of Public Health and other programs, faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine also teach veterinary professionals to recognize, monitor and study zoonotic diseases, which cause can considerable animal and human suffering and may devastate agricultural economies.

The WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center is one of the School of Veterinary Medicine's programs in teaching, research and service that benefit animal, human and environmental health.